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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> stephanie: a, he wants to voucherize medicare. we all know that. paul ryan. but i was saying mitt romney was on the campaign trail this weekend repeating a lie that i've seen in right wing e-mails is that oh, no doctors a lot of doctors now are turning down patients because they aren't going to take anymore medicare patients because of the cuts to medicare. >> okay. there are no cuts to medicare. i'm not entirely sure how else to say it. there are no cuts to medicare. >> stephanie: can you be any clearer? >> there are no cuts to medicare. we went into the medicare system which had a lot of waste and fraud and abuse and routed out a lot of that money. we're not overpaying private insurance companies anymore for the same services that we can get through traditional medicare and we're taking the money that we're saving and we're reallocating it to improve benefits in medicare. some of that money is also going to be used to help millions and millions of americans afford health insurance through these new national exchang
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
about you won't be able to get a doctor, because they don't take anybody that has medicare now. >> yeah npr did a little blip on this today, which i thought was very good. romney is talking about how you can't get a doctor because -- >> stephanie: human being turn into republican talking points at election. my mom can't get a doctor -- >> that's complete and total bull [ censor bleep ]. >> what it has to do with is what is called the doc fix, that goes back to 1997 and basically in trying to control the medicare costs the idea was to bring down cost of doctors overall, but it's a fix that medicare hasn't been able to remedy so they have been doing it peace meal. it is making doctors upset. it did not get fixed through healthcare reform because it was too expensive. >> stephanie: right. >> and there are parts of health care reform that pay medicare doctors more. so there's actually provisions within the health care law that will pay primary care physicians more money. >> stephanie: right. that's what i'm saying people want to blame obama for everything. it b
Oct 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
an automatic across the board budget cuts so everything from education money to medicare to medicaid all of those across the board, 1% 2% cut whatever is necessary to pay for it -- >> yeah. >> -- it's a really -- really extremely idealogical way to approach disaster relief funding, and especially at a time when folks are desperate. you can't wait days weeks to get the funding. folks are hurting right now, and that's why the federal government has been so effective in these situations, that they are able to deliver that money right now. >> they are effective now, but they are a lot more effective after katrina. >> i know it's hard to talk about the political ramifications when we're still in the midst of people struggling with the after effects of this storm, but you have to think that this has got to have some sort of impact now moving forward for how romney handles his response, and what he does and doesn't do and what the president does in looking presidential and in command. there has got to be some political ramification here. >> i think president obama handl
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
and down the line for seniors with wanting to privatize social security and voucherize medicare. he's bad for students wanting to cut back on programs. he's bad for hispanics. he would veto the dream act. he's bad -- >> women. >> wants to institute big bigotry into our constitution by making marriage between a man and a woman. he's just horrific! and him posing as a moderate is just -- beyond the pail. i don't think he's going to win. i think we're going to hold on to ohio and wisconsin and nevada and pennsylvania and the states we need to win. but i mean especially with all of the seniors in florida, how could be he doing so well? that shocks me. >> stephanie: i know. i think the force is with president obama if you don't mind my saying so. >> maybe they had more steamboats. that's good. >> with power wheels. >> stephanie: yeah. you are obviously -- you are obviously very political. >> well, you know, so funny that i sort of relate to you and ron reagan jr. because my father was a career naval officer. and bless his
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